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Market Commentary: Soy Rally Continues; Wheat, Corn Drift Lower; House Moves to Preempt Rail Strike

The CBOT largely continued its prior trends on Tuesday with soybeans adding to Monday’s rally despite a pullback in soyoil. Corn chopped sideways again and stayed within the range that has defined its trade for the past thirteen trading days. SRW wheat bounced higher as funds took a brief break from selling but U.S. HRW wheat’s lack of competitiveness on the world market kept KCBT futures on the defensive. Fresh news was somewhat lacking on Tuesday, which is notable given that the day before EIA Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) volume obligation release dates usually feature leaks and rumors. The EIA will issue its RFS volume obligations as per a court order on Wednesday and the lack chatter or leaks suggests substantial changes a...

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